Supply Planner

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: Coquitlam, BC, CA, V3K 6A8

Company: Sonepar

About Us:


With over 60 years of industry experience, Gescan has 26 branches located across Western Canada. At Gescan, we leverage our strong global resource base, our local expertise, and our family-oriented values to deliver the best service to our customers and suppliers.


We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. The Sonepar Group is present in more than 40 countries with over 45,000 employees. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 110 locations with coverage in 9 provinces.


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What’s In It For You?


  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.
  • A chance to get involved in the forever growing electrical industry.
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.
  • An opportunity for career development across many business departments within our organization.


Scope of the Position

Responsible for efficient inventory planning (and related processes), to ensure availability of goods as a key competitive advantage, and to achieve operational targets. Responsible for maintaining inventory levels and assortment.


Major Responsibilities


  • Analyzing and maintaining product assortment, inventory, and safety stock levels, forecast accuracy, transfer frequency, and lead times
  • Review, assess, and report on supply and demand variability, and Identify opportunities to manage and mitigate risk
  • Update Parameters (or responsible for parameter updates) product and kit setup
  • Take Preventive measures to avoid stock outs and missed sales
  • Perform alternate products sources analysis  
  • Review various reports for exceptional usage, expiring thresholds, lead times and frozen reasons
  • Assist on inbound shipment execution and allocation plans for products, ensuring optimal inventory deployment across branches
  • Perform timely vendor pricing updates in ERP
  • Manage Obsolescence, stock rebalancing
  • Manage Vendor returns/stock rotation
  • Ensure Data integrity (master data maintenance)
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Education & Training


  • High school completion required.  Post-secondary diploma or degree preferred (ex – inventory management)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs is required
  • Previous experience using ERP systems



  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Inventory Control, Purchasing or Warehouse logistics


Benefits & Perks


  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:
  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path.
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.


Social Media:


Twitter: @gescanwest

Facebook: Gescan Canada

LinkedIn: Gescan

YouTube: GescanTV


Next Steps:

We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. We are very thankful for your interest in joining the team, however only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.

Sonepar is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes submissions from all candidates.